Lurton Zimbardo and his pirates threaten Mars with destruction from outer space and he makes good on his threat. Next he puts Earth in his sights. He operates from deep within the asteroid belt; his headquarters housed in a massive asteroid fashioned into a spacecraft by aliens from ages past. It is invisible to detection. Hot on his trail is Starman David "Zip" Foster in his ship the Star Ranger. The Runaway Asteroid is part of the Starman Series (www.starmanseries.com) copyright 2004 by David Baumann, Jon Cooper, and Mike Dodd. This reading is made available with their permission.